Six Youth for Christ high school student leaders have been named the recipients of the Huntington University Horizon Leadership Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year. Launched in the fall of 2008, the Horizon Leadership Program is a collaborative effort between Huntington University and Youth for Christ designed to attract and retain students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds by providing educational, leadership and creative outlets.
“In their own unique way, these emerging leaders have overcome challenging circumstances and experiences. They come to Huntington University with testimonies that will not only bless this community but will motivate and inspire adolescents from each of their respective communities who dare to dream of receiving a higher education at a Christ centered institution,” said Arthur Wilson, director of urban scholarship and mentoring for the Horizon Leadership Program.
The 2012 recipients of scholarships are:
Brianna Cash (from Lima, OH) has been an active leader in Lima YFC’s City Life ministry under the leadership of Jared Diller. As a leader within City Life, Brianna tutors children in grades K-5th. During the summer, Brianna participates in a YFC outreach that shares the gospel in some of Lima’s poorest neighborhoods.
Corean Sanders (from Fort Wayne, IN) has been involved in Fort Wayne Area YFC’s City Life ministry at the Primetime Community Center under the leadership of David Vielma for many years. During her involvement in City Life, she’s assisted in the physical upkeep of the facility, in checking-in students with City Life ID cards at the door, and in tutoring her peers.
Madison Rhoades (from New Haven, IN) has been a student leader with Fort Wayne Area YFC’s New Haven Middle School Campus Life Club for 3 years. During her involvement as a high school leader in a middle school club, she has shared her testimony and the gospel with numerous young girls.
Mirlyne Charles (from Homestead, FL) has been attending Miami YFC’s KIX program under the leadership of Stacey Morales since middle school. As a KIX Kaleo leader (called out one), she serves on and leads numerous service projects conducted by KIX.
Reneson Jean-Louis (from Homestead, FL) has been a leader in Miami YFC’s KIX program under the leadership of Stacey Morales since 2008. As a KIX Kaleo leader (called out one), he serves as a mentor and role model to younger youth from the neighborhood. Reneson also teaches lessons during the teen night worship services.
Vanessa Robles (from San Antonio, TX) was an active participant in the San Antonio YFC’s City Life ministry under the leadership of Josue “Pepe” Fuentes from 2007-2011. During her involvement with City Life, she was a member of a core group of teenagers who assisted in facilitating City Life club meetings. Through small group discussions, Vanessa demonstrated an amazing ability to connect with new students unfamiliar with the ministry of YFC.